Otto Piene

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Otto Piene
Otto Piene in 2007
Born (1928-04-18)April 18, 1928
Bad Laasphe
Died (2014-07-17)July 17, 2014 (aged 86)
Berlin
Nationality German
Field kinetic art, Performance art
Movement Zero (art)
Awards Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts (2003)

Otto Piene (18 April 1928 – 17 July 2014) was a German artist.

In 1957, Piene and Heinz Mack founded the group ZERO.[1] For the closing of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Piene created the sky work Olympic Rainbow, made up of five differently colored helium-filled polythene tubes.

Piene died in Berlin after presenting an art exhibit there.[2] He was 86 years old.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kristine Stiles & Peter Selz, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles) University of California Press 2012, pp. 476-478
  2. 2.0 2.1 "German Artist Otto Piene Dies, Aged 86". ABC News.com. Retrieved 18 July 2014.